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2019 – great year for me on history TV programmes!

In the last two weeks, I finished filming for a new series of Forbidden History as well as a new documentary series on the History channel that will accompany The Curse of Oak Island. There’s great Templar related content on…

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Bernardo Gui – inquisitor at the time of the Knights Templar

The BBC is broadcasting a new TV series based on The Name of the Rose – a fantastic novel by the late Italian author Umberto Eco. It tells the story of a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, who visits an…

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Rosslyn – Templar Knight blog exclusive look

One wintry evening, I found myself on my own in Rosslyn chapel after the visitors had left. So – the Templar Knight blog to to investigate the secrets of this fascinating medieval place of worship. And of course – the…

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America Unearthed – the Knights Templar in America!

The intrepid Scott Wolter (pictured above with me) has been back on American TV screens once more with his incredible investigative series America Unearthed. I was honoured to be asked to hook up with Scott in Scotland to unearth clues…

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The Knights Templar – magicians or heretics?

Was the order of the Knights Templar a bunch of magicians or heretics? Tony McMahon investigates

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Did most people think the Templars were guilty?

In 1307, arrest warrants were issued for the Knights Templar from the King of France on charges of heresy, sodomy and conspiracy. This led to the trial over a seven year period of many knights including the leaders of the…

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My visit to Notre Dame before the fire

It still makes me feel sick. I got to visit Notre Dame cathedral twice in early 2019 just days before fire ripped through this medieval gem. Anybody who walked through that vast nave will know what a catastrophe this must…

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Season 3 for Knightfall – what do you think?

Question marks over the future of the Templar series Knightfall but Tony McMahon hopes that History will renew it for season three

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What was in the Knight Templar rule book?

Templar expert Tony McMahon reveals the Rule book of the Knights Templar and how it covered everything from eating to praying

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Occultist Aleister Crowley and the Knights Templar

The English occultist Aleister Crowley helped found a group that claimed to be influenced by the Knights Templar

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